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Enviro and Siemens sign MOU regarding cooperation around the European expansion plan

Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Siemens has signed a MOU, memorandum of understanding, regarding a collaboration in support of the European expansion plan that Enviro announced earlier this year together with Antin Infrastructure Partners. Through the collaboration, Enviro gets access to Siemens’ extensive experience in automation and digitalization for efficient industrial production.

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Global carbon black market set to reach $46.9 billion by 2033

The carbon black market is characterized by high competition and fragmentation, with numerous global companies operating within it. Competition is driven by factors such as product quality, pricing, innovation, and brand reputation. Notable developments in the market include Birla Carbon’s launch of the Birla Carbon Specialty Blacks product line, featuring high-performance specialty carbon blacks for various industrial applications, and Cabot Corporation’s introduction of the TransfinityTM series of carbon black products, designed to enhance performance and processing efficiency in the tire and rubber industries.

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Semperit finalizes sale of medical business to Harps Global

The Semperit Group has successfully completed the sale of its medical business to the Southeast Asian glove manufacturer HARPS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. After receiving all regulatory approvals, the closing took place as planned on, 31 August 2023, in Vienna. The purchase price for the entire medical business agreed upon signing the contract in December 2022 amounted to EUR 115 million (cash and debt free) and was subject to usual price adjustment mechanisms; the final purchase price will be determined in each case retrospectively based on the interim balance sheet as of the closing date.

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Yokohama Rubber’s Thai natural rubber processing company obtains CoC certification from FSC

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. announced that Y.T. Rubber Co., Ltd. (hereafter, YTRC), a Thai natural rubber processing company of Yokohama Rubber, obtained the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification in July 2023. The CoC certification is provided by FSC®*, an international forest certification organization, for the management of processing and distribution.

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AGC Chemicals Americas adds two new grades to its line of perfluoroelastomers

AFLAS® FFKM PM-5000 and FFKM PM-5500 perfluorinated elastomers are ideal for semiconductor plasma process applications because of their high temperature durability beyond 300 °C and excellent resistance to O2 and NF3 plasma. They also have a high molecular weight that enables greater hardness without using fillers, which can create unwanted particles.

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Bridgestone celebrates 30 year partnership with Army & Air Force Exchange

Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, invited military communities at Fort Campbell, KY; Joint Base Andrews, MD; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, to special celebrations marking 30 years of partnership with Army & Air Force Exchange Service (the “Exchange”). Bridgestone currently serves the nation’s military and their families at more than 40 tire & automotive service centers located on military bases in collaboration with the Exchange, which provides quality, tax-free merchandise, goods and services that military communities need, regardless of location, risk or challenge.

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Arkema volunteers throughout America

Arkema participated in its first volunteer event as an official partner of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. Arkema employees, led by their regional manager Tony O’Donovan, joined Habitat’s professional contractors to work on a home which is part of a 21 affordable homes project. Through its three-year sponsorship with Habitat Philadelphia, Arkema will provide a total of $330,000 in funding, donate its sustainable building products and offer its technical expertise, and contribute employee volunteers to help build homes in addition to other programs to support Philadelphians

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Safic-Alcan and Dow Polyurethanes expand distribution in Central and Eastern Europe

Safic-Alcan announced a significant expansion of its collaboration with DOW across the central and eastern European region. This extended partnership now covers territories including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, reinforcing the distribution of DOW’s exceptional polyurethane range.

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